Karnataka gets new Cheif Minister Siddaramaiah also Deputy CM

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Karnataka gets new Cheif Minister Siddaramaiah also Deputy CM

BENGALURU: After a week of intense drama, Congress leader Siddaramaiah was finally sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka along with DK Shivakumar at a grand function in Bengaluru.

Along with senior opposition leaders, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, CPI’s D Raja, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, PDP’s Mehbuba Mufti, Sharad Pawar from NCP, Farooq Abdullah of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference participated, and actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan.
The presence of these leaders was seen as a symbolic display of opposition unity against the BJP.

While Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the Chief Minister, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar was sworn in as the sole Deputy Chief Minister.
He was accompanied by G Parameshwara (SC), KH Muniyappa (SC), KJ George (Minority-Christian), MB Patil (Lingayat), Satish Jarkiholi (ST-Valmiki), Priyank Kharge (SC, and AICC President M Mallikarjun Kharge’s son), Ramalinga Reddy (Reddy), and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan (Minority-Muslim) also took oath of office.

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